Synonyms of subject in English:
Pronunciation: stress on the first syllable
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subject, topic, theme
Subject is the most general term for something that is or could be written, talked, or thought about ( his mind was no longer on the subject of politics | please send questions on any subjects you would like discussed). A subject also means a branch of knowledge studied at school, college, or university ( sixth-form classes in less popular A-level subjects).When distinguished from subject, topic can refer to a smaller and more specific area for discussion ( from this very complex subject, two topics concerning government grants have been selected for discussion in this section). It is also the most common word for something discussed in speech ( her sole topic of conversation nowadays was the baby).A theme is typically associated with a relatively long work or discussion and tends to be an underlying idea, recurring throughout it and unifying it ( she deals delicately with the themes of love and jealousy). A theme is generally developed or elaborated rather than discussed or debated.
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